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Ford Explorer

Price $34,899 – $60,699
Fuel consumption 9.2 – 14.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 70%(view ratings)
This year, Ford’s midsized utility vehicle receives some cosmetic updates, new alloy wheel designs and several other minor changes. As for powertrains, there’s a 290-horsepower, 3.5-litre V6, a fuel-efficient turbocharged, 2.3-litre four cylinder with 280 horsepower as well as a 365-horsepower, twin-turbo, 3.5-litre V6 in the Explorer Sport. Available features include all-wheel drive, a two-pane panoramic sunroof and a SYNC 3 infotainment system.

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Test Drives2016 Ford Explorer Limited: Efficient Family Hauler
The Ford Explorer is often referred to as the original sport utility vehicle that created the segment when it was introduced back in 1991. For those who don’t know, an SUV is generally defined as a utility vehicle or truck having a body-on-frame construction. This differs from a crossover vehicle …
First Drives2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: Curbing Excess For Success
It takes an enormous amount of human intervention to make a place appear as though it has never before been glimpsed by bipedal beings. Yellowstone National Park has long been cherished by Americans as a compelling geographical representation of the wild and untamed character that is their birthright, its jagged …
Spotlight on2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: We're Driving It This Week
This week The Car Guide is driving the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum from Bozeman, Montana, to Jackson, Wyoming. The all-new Platinum is the most luxurious version of Ford's long-standing mid-size SUV, and it will get the chance to flaunt its inner and outer beauty as we pilot it through Yellowstone, …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Intermediate SUVs Under $50,000
What do the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2014 Ford Explorer and 2014 Honda Pilot have in common? Yes, they’re all 2014 models, but what else? They’re our three winners in the intermediate SUV under $50,000 category! The Jeep Grand Cherokee takes top honours thanks to its cutting-edge turbodiesel engine, high-quality …
Test Drives2013 Ford Explorer Sport: Performance Utility Vehicle
When is a sports sedan not a sports sedan? When it’s gained 1000 kilos, added a third row of seating, and jacked up its suspension so that it can cross streams and muddy ruts with ease. The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is the new, faster, and sexier version of the …
First Drives2013 Ford Explorer Sport: SHO time!
Its best-in-class sales numbers don’t lie: since the new generation of the Ford Explorer arrived in 2011, it has been an unmitigated success. Originally offered exclusively with the 3.5-litre V6, the offer was diversified last year with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost whose main purpose is hard to explain. You may …
Test Drives2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost: 2 Litres > 7 Passengers!
That Ford's newest and undeniably greatest Explorer is perhaps the first truly worthy successor to the most famous SUV ever is a fact that's already been discussed at great lengths; anything less would have fallen far short of expectations. However, that the big seven seater could be heartily motivated by …
Test Drives2011 Ford Explorer – A well-deserved vacation
When test driving a vehicle, an automobile journalist must check everything: from handling to performance to accessories, not to mention assessing said vehicle’s practicality and personality. Catch an automobile journalist on vacation, however, and you can kiss all that verification and evaluation good-bye! During my recent vacation, I didn’t evaluate …

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NewsJeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer Fail Latest IIHS Crash Test
Vehicle safety has made huge process in recent years especially with the addition of advanced driver assist systems, but when it comes to crash protection, shockingly, a lot of improvement can still be made. Take the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest passenger-side small overlap test on midsize …
NewsFord Explorer Interceptor Utility: Stealthier than Ever
A few months ago, we showed you the new Ford Explorer Interceptor Utility—the police version of the Ford Explorer—which would be harder than ever to spot from afar. With its new light bar camouflaged in the windscreen, it is getting pretty difficult to see if the SUV that's approaching is …
NewsFord adding sport appearance package to 2017 Explorer XLT
Ford says a new sport appearance package will be available on 2017 Explorer XLT models as it looks to cash in on the growing trend of aftermarket looks out of the factory. Available on the XLT trim, one step up from the base model, the sport appearance package adds 20-inch …
ChicagoHere Is The 2016 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
After showing us what the headlight pattern of the upcoming police version of the Ford Explorer would look like (I hope you memorized it!), Dearborn's manufacturer just unveiled the rest of the SUV's specifications. First, here are some important numbers, just in case you ever think about running away from …
NewsFord’s Next Interceptor
After unveiling the new Explorer in Los Angeles a few months ago, Ford is now about to release the Interceptor version (for police work) onto the unsuspecting public. In the last few years, police departments have been buying SUVs for specific applications. They might not be great for hot pursuits …
Los Angeles2016 Ford Explorer: More Competitive Than Ever
Ecologists can’t stand ‘em and environmentalists absolutely hate ‘em. And yet, SUV sales are doing quite well. In fact, sales are climbing in several countries and across all continents. This is even the fastest-growing of all categories, with an 80% increase since 2008. SUVs now account for 19% of all …

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Motoring TV 2001 Episode 24
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